10 killed in Iraq funeral bombing

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Published: Monday 29th December 2014 by The News Editor

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A suicide bomber has attacked a funeral north of Baghdad, killing at least 10 mourners, officials said.

The attacker blew himself up inside a funeral tent in an agricultural area outside the mainly Sunni town of Taji, about 12 miles north of Baghdad, a police officer said. Another 20 mourners were wounded, he added.

Two medical officials confirmed the updated casualty figures.

No one has claimed the attack but it bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group, which frequently targets Sunnis allied with the Shiite-led government. The extremist group captured large areas of western and northern Iraq earlier this year.

Published: Monday 29th December 2014 by The News Editor

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